Ballasts

The chart below gives the general comparison of fluorescent lamps to the incandescent lamps listed on the left. Please note the chart does not list the approximate annual energy savings for fluorescent or the lamp replacement costs. Consult your local utility for the cost per watt to determine energy savings.

Ballast Type: R8
Description: Residential electronic - Normal
Power Factor
Lamp Watts: 32
Lamp Size: T8
Lamp Description: F32T8/TL471
Life Hours: 20,000
Approx Input Watts: 56
Initial Delivered Lumens: 5016
Ballast Type: E8
Description: Electronic Octron (commercial use)
fully electronic ballast
Lamp Watts: 32
Lamp Size: T8
Lamp Description: F32T8/TL741
Life Hours: 20,000
Approx Input Watts: 58
Initial Delivered Lumens: 5192